Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company) Style: Brett-Conditioned American Saison aged in Oak Barrels 10% ABV From: Portsmouth, NH Brewery’s Note: “Named after head brewer Charlie Ireland’s loyal pooch, Trucco is the first release in our new Pet Project series. This insanely fruity Belgian-inspired saison has been sitting in oak with Brett for almost a year. It came out at a whopping 10% abv, but drinks … Continue reading Smuttlabs Trucco (Smuttynose Brewing Company)

Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Style: Wild Farmhouse Ale/Saison brewed with Sea Salt 8.1% ABV From: Krebs, OK Brewery Note: “A farmhouse ale brewed with cascade and citra hops, and a touch of sea salt. Conditioned with brettanomyces claussenii.” The beer pours a pale, fizzle-piss-water yellow (like a cloudy Budlight?) with a huge head of creamy white pebble-bubbles, which last nicely, and leave a patchy puffing of frothy lacing to cling … Continue reading Brett C (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Love Buzz Saison (Anchorage Brewing Company)

Style: Brett Saison brewed with spices and aged in French Oak Pinot Noir Barrels 8.0% ABV 40 IBU’s From: Anchorage, AK Brewery’s Note: “A feeling overcomes, deriving of a most curious perplexity. A rich desire awakens to explore the contents of such delicate loveliness. Upon a deep connection with rounded lips, a bitter sweet complexity enters the soul…and so begins an amorous affair. Heightened awareness envelopes … Continue reading Love Buzz Saison (Anchorage Brewing Company)

2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Style: Mixed Fermentation American Farmhouse Ale brewed with Lime, Hibiscus, and Blood Orange 5% ABV Brewed On: 05/28/2015 From: Greensborough, VT Brewery’s Note: “A tart, refreshing farmstead™ ale brewed with our dear friend Luc Bim Lafontaine, formerly of Dieu du Ciel! Lime, hibiscus and blood orange in a mixed fermentation.” The beer pours a pale, peach-orange, with pine board nuances. It’s clean, yet entirely cloudy, and opaque in color. … Continue reading 2015 Brother Soigne (Grassroots Brewing Company)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: Tart Farmhouse Ale with Flowers 6.0% ABV From: Asheville, NC Brewery’s Note: “Horti-Glory is a tart, farmhouse ale brewed with Riverbend Malt and fermented with our house culture of brettanomyces. The addition of seasonal elderflowers, hyssop, and honeysuckle transform the rustic house culture into a lovely floral brett saison.” The beer pours a chalky yellow, with … Continue reading Terra Locale Series: Horti-Glory (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company) Style: American Brett/ Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Brett 5.5% ABV OG: 1.044 Gold Medal: American-Style Brett Beer, 2013 Great American Beer Festival From: Asheville, NC Bottled On: 5/29/15 Brewery Note: “Serenity is our aptly named 100% Brettanomyces fermented beer. We are one of only a handful of breweries in the US doing 100% Bretta fermentation. That said for our first one we … Continue reading Serenity (Wicked Weed Brewing Company)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)

Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery) Style: American Saison 6.1% ABV 45 IBU’s Malts: Weyermann Floor Malted Pilsner, Floor Malted Dark, Cara-Foam and Abbey Malt Hops: Australian Summer, Citra Yeast: Classic Saison From: Walland, TN Brewery’s Note: “Welcoming the hot summer month, this Saison features notes of tropical fruit that complement its bready malt undertones. A soft bitterness, reminiscent of orange marmalade, balances the delicate spice notes that result … Continue reading Summer Saison (Blackberry Farm Brewery)